February 6, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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There is an alphabet soup of organizations working to support entrepreneurship. This session will help you sort through them and find the ones that are most relevant to your journey.
Lois Josefson is the Executive Director of TiE Minnesota, the local chapter of a the world's largest non-profit founded by successful entrepreneurs to help the next generation be as successful. She is actively working to grow the Minnesota innovation ecosystem. She knows government from family and volunteer work and peer not-for-profit leaders from her current role. Learn about the who's who of organizations whose mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed. Connect with those resources that provide what you need now--or in the future.
A native Minnesotan she has a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and was a political science major at Gustavus Adolphus College. Lois is definitely someone you should have in your network.
Lois Josefson, Executive Director, TiE Minnesota
About the Meetup
Meet other entrepreneurs and independent product developers. Bring your questions and "group-source" the answers. Hear from specialized experts willing to share their insights. Get energized and stay motivated to pursue your goals. Relax and have interesting conversations. Participants have found clients and collaborators through this Meetup.
Software, electronics, life sciences, med tech, services, products, materials, designs--innovators of a wide variety of value propositions participate. Both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs participate. Many are starting their second or third business. A partner in McKinsey & Company (NYC) turned up one evening. We have enjoyed meeting people from China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, Bangladesh and other countries. Many are newcomers to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Multi-generational, our age range has been 20 to 70+. Several investors make periodic visits for those of you looking for capital.
Let the host know what kind of expert you would like to have at a future meeting and feel free to refer speakers.